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... the only way in which Mr. Brooke could be coerced into thinking of the right arguments at the right time was to be well plied ...
"Ye dayntye Nymphs, that in this blessed brooke
Doe bathe your brest,
Forsake you watry bowres,
He leaves a white
Unbroken glory, a gathered radiance,
A width, a shining peace, under the night.
But only agony, and that has ending;
And the worst friend and enemy is but Death.
Down the blue night the unending columns press
In noiseless tumult, break and wave and flow,
Mud unto mud!--Death eddies near--
Not here the appointed End, not here!
Fish (fly-replete, in depth of June,
Dawdling away their wat'ry noon)
But somewhere, beyond Space and Time,
Is wetter water, slimier slime!
Infinite hungers leap no more
In the chance swaying of your dress;
And love has changed to kindliness.
Cities, like cats, will reveal themselves at night.
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